today's git broke winetricks gecko :-(

Jacek Caban jacek at
Fri Nov 13 06:01:09 CST 2009

Austin English wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 2:23 PM, Jacek Caban <jacek at> wrote:
>> Tom Wickline wrote:
>>> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 3:44 AM, Jacek Caban <jacek at
>>> <mailto:jacek at>> wrote:
>>>    The plan is that winetricks should not be used for installing Gecko.
>>> So you intentionally broke it?
>> No, I was actually fixing the bug that caused the downloader to crash as you
>> described. The downloader was *accidentally* broken some time ago and then
>> I've decided that we need a better solution. That's why it was broken for a
>> while. I didn't want to fix something that is broken by design.
> Perhaps the downloader/installer could be automated? E.g., currently, doing:
> $ rm -rf ~/.wine ; wineboot
> brings up the installer, where the user only clicks install, nothing
> else. Could an automated option be added, say:
> $ wine iexplore.exe -install_gecko
> that way winetricks can still install it for users quickly and
> painlessly, without having to mess with sudo/etc.?

When you run iexplore, wineprefix has to be created first, so it won't 
work unless we'd add some sort of environment variable, but I don't see 
the point. How would it be better than current solution?


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